Review: The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It’s about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It’s about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It’s about discovering your heart’s true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible.

This book is a fantastic bundle of Christmas joy bundled between the covers of a book. I know it’s marketed as a children’s book (and it is) but it’s one of those marvellous books that adults can really enjoy as well.

It has a brilliant cast, William our main protagonist is lovely and never gives up in the face of all that comes his way. William is also a wheelchair user which is unimportant to the story and very well written but worth mentioning in the review for those who may be looking for books with good disability representation. William’s Christmas obsessed dad is just delightful in his enteral hope and optimism but I think my absolute favourite in this book was Santa himself.

The elves insist on talking in rhyme and would really rather prefer it if Santa spoke to them in rhyme in return. So he does! (Most of the time anyway). Seeing him struggle to come with rhyming words just because it pleases someone else really embodies that Christmas spirit. Of course the Christmasaurus himself is pretty magical too. Who couldn’t fall in love with the last dinosaur on earth who just happens to have been raised at the North Pole by Santa and his Elves?

This book just shines with the message of Christmas while being genuinely very funny as well. Thoroughly recommended for anyone looking for a dose of Christmas cheer whatever age you are.

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